The Waste Crisis
The way we use and dispose of our planet’s resources is fundamentally broken. We extract resources at an ever-increasing rate to make consumer goods, which quickly end up in landfills and incinerators. The Earth’s resources are limited – and our trash is toxic. We know that we fundamentally need to change course.
Waste is simply resources in the wrong place. We have the technology to solve the waste crisis today. Innovative companies like Strawesome are designing products to be more durable and long-lasting. The solutions to the waste crisis exist, we just need to build infrastructure, logistics, and active participation to get valuable resources to the right place!
The Student-Led Movement
When the only solution is a dumpster, everything looks like trash! All over the country student leaders are stepping up to solve the waste crisis on their campuses, proving that zero waste is possible by implementing creative collection systems for traditionally hard-to-recycle items, establishing composting programs, campus thrift stores — and much more. As the movement grows, students are developing the leadership skills they need to create change in their own communities and beyond; learning how to build our zero waste future!
Strawesome is proud to support Post-Landfill Action Network
The Post-Landfill Action Network cultivates, educates, and inspires the student-led zero waste movement. They inform students about the waste crisis and equip them with the necessary skills and resources to implement solutions to waste in their campus communities. PLAN empowers our generation to be changemakers. Learn more at http://www.postlandfill.org/.
Strawesome will donate $7 from each sale of this limited-edition straw to support PLAN’s programs.
5 Reasons Why You Need This Straw in Your Life
- We made this straw in the USA and it’s awesome. Our super fancy (aka borosilicate) glass is so amazing, it can withstand temperatures below freezing and up to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit! You’ll even find this stuff in the windows of the space shuttle! It’s also known as the same glass used in Pyrex®, but that’s not nearly as exciting as space shuttle glass.
- We’ve crushed down and lab tested all of the glass we use. It was really messy but totally worth it to let you know that there’s nothing nasty inside this glass. Unlike plastic, glass isn’t a porous material so it won’t leach into your mouth or drinks ever!
- You can clean your straw in the dishwasher. Yes, the super hot, sanitizing, easy-clean machine that is the dishwasher. We also sell a cleaning brush in case YOU are the dishwasher.
- You don’t like it? That’s cool. Just let us know and we’ll take it back, no questions asked. Except maybe, “What?? Why NOT!?!?” But really, it’s OK. Even though this rarely happens, we will put it to good use in our loving home.
- Each straw has a lifetime warranty. If you break it on accident (using it as a drumstick is not an accident!) we will replace it. We know you love your straw and will be sad without it, so we aim to make you happy again. Enough said!